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dvcont



SYNOPSIS

       dvcont <command1> [ <command2> ... ]


DESCRIPTION

       dvcont is a command line tool to send control commands via
       an IEEE1394 link to a  device  that  implements  the  AV/C
       specifications  by the 1394 Trade Association.  Or for the
       non-techies: dvcont lets you remote control your DV camera
       via  a  Firewire cable.  The following commands are under­
       stood:

       dev <number>
              Select device number on chain to use. (dvcont tries
              to  automatically  detect  the  camera. Use the dev
              command BEFORE any other commands for  manual  con­
              trol.)

       play   Tell  the  camera  to  play. If already playing, it
              toggles slow-motion.

       reverse
              Tell the camera to  play  in  reverse.  If  already
              playing, it toggles slow-motion.

       trickplay < -14 to +14 >
              Tell  the  camera  to  play at various speeds.  0 =
              forward play, -14   =  fastest  reverse,  -8  =  1X
              reverse, -1 = slowest reverse, 1 = slowest forward,
              8 = 1X forward, 14 = fastest  forward.   (Not  sup­
              ported by all cameras.)

       stop   Tell the camera to stop playing.

       rewind Tell  the  camera  to  rewind. (Use in stop or play
              mode.)

       ff     Tell the camera to fast forward. (Use  in  stop  or
              play mode.)

       pause  Tell the camera to toggle pause play.

       next   Tell  the  camera  to go to the next frame. (Use in
              pause mode.)

       nextindex
              Tell the camera to search for the next scene.  (Use
              in pause or play mode.)

       prev   Tell  the  camera to go to the previous frame. (Use
              in pause mode)

       previndex
       verbose
              Tell the program to tell you debug info.

       version
              Tell the program to tell you the program version.

       help   Tell the program to show you a help screen.


AUTHORS

       dvcont  was  written by Jason Howard <jason@spectsoft.com>
       and Dan Dennedy  <dan@dennedy.org>.   This  man  page  was
       written  with  the  help  of  help2man  by  Daniel  Kobras
       <kobras@debian.org> for the Debian GNU/Linux  distribution
       (but  may  be  used  by  others).  Updated  by Dan Dennedy
       <dan@dennedy.org>.

dvcont                    September 2001                DVCONT(1)
  

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